Thanks so much to Katie who said my face resembles a Marissa Miller or Kimberly Williams. And Freckles who says I look like an old school Hollywood starlet. And also to those people who said other nice things about me. I assure you I look like hot garbage most days but its good to know I made the right photo choices :)
But before I go, I'm going to answer the last few questions that came my way.
mxq asked: i LOVE your picture posted of brooklyn. did design it? if you ordered it, can you say from where?
I wish I had designed it because these are clearly a gold mine - but no, its not mine at all. You can find it as well as other cities versions at Ork.
cubbear asks: So are you a self taught designer? How did you get started on your business?
Yes, I'm self taught although I tend to think most are. Even the ones that go to design school were likely designers well before their first class started. My business started very organically. I did some favors for friends and then friends of friends. At the time when I started there just wasn't that many options for people who wanted affordable custom designs. It got to the point when I though 'maybe total strangers would pay for this?' and they did! I don't have as much time as I would like to devote to it so I keep a very limited client list and turn away a few too many clients when I'm overbooked. But thats okay, it keeps it fun for me.
Emma asks: Are you finding the white cabinets hard to maintain? Do they show dirt easily?
They are not "hard" to maintain but yes, the do show dirt a little more easily. Its really no problem because if something splatters than a) I would like to know it so I can clean it and b) it just takes the wipe of a wet paper towel to clean up. The cabinets are painted with some sort of finish that makes it very easy to clean.
Joyce asks: Also, are grandma and grandpa Limestone living in the garden floor?
Yes, Mr. Limestones parents live on the garden floor apartment. Everything being on one level was the whole point of having them move in with us. Their apartment looks nothing like our space does. Suffice to say Italian senior citizens don't keep up with the trends. So we made their apartment into something they would appreciate rather than what we preferred. All that said, there won't be any tours of their place on this blog. Thats their private space.
A few people have asked me for a floorplan.
Obviously I have loads of proper architectural drawings but they are huge and way too complicated to read easily on this blog. So instead I took the floorplan that the real estate used and just made the proper edits for what we changed. The things in the handwritten font are what we changed about the layout. Hope that helps you get a better sense of what I'm talking about most of the time.